A 45-year-old member asked:
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is it possible that a child start ovulating years before getting her first period?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
No: Ovulation is necessary to start having natural periods.
Answered on Apr 9, 2013
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
A pubertal child can ovulate with what would be their first cycle & become pregnant if they are sexually active. I have seen it happen.
Apr 9, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
A pubertal child can ovulate prior to what would be their first period and become pregnant if sexually active. I've seen it happen.
Apr 9, 2013

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